Archive for the ‘oddities’ Category

Pat Hughes tells his favorite Ron Santo story

Here is a replay of this post from April of this year – in memory of Ronnie… Last spring Pat Hughes, the Voice of the Chicago Cubs sat down for an exclusive interview with CubHub.net. I asked him to share his favorite Ron Santo story. Of course it is about the the early April road […]

December 4, 2010  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: interview, oddities, the media  No Comments

Top 10 Reasons the Cubs Hired Mike Quade as Manager

Here are the top 10 reasons Jim Hendry (with a gentle nod from Tom Ricketts) hired Mike Quade to manage the Chicago Cubs through 2012 (with a team option for 2013). From the home office in Davenport Iowa*: 10:  Mike is a solid baseball lifer who began managing 25 years ago and earned his shot […]

October 19, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Jim Hendry, manager, Mike Quade, observations, oddities  No Comments

Wrigley Field no place for politics

I love the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field, and value my game day experience. I also am politically aware and invested with opinions and beliefs just like most people. But Wrigley Field on a game day is not an appropriate venue for political demonstrations. With the opening of the Cubs versus Arizona Diamondbacks series this week, protestors […]

May 1, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: game day, observations, oddities, Wrigley Field  One Comment

Pat Hughes tells his favorite Ron Santo story

Last spring Pat Hughes, the Voice of the Chicago Cubs sat down for an exclusive interview with CubHub.net. I asked him to share his favorite Ron Santo story. Of course it is about the the early April road trip to New York to play the Mets at old Shea Stadium – a place Ronnie despises. […]

April 19, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: interview, oddities, the media  3 Comments

Cubs.com or Powerball.com?

I went to Cubs.com, the official website of the Chicago Cubs yesterday and was surprised by the page that loaded. Gone was the Cubs-branded backgound, replaced by the Illinois Lottery‘s Powerball game advertising. What is up with THAT?  I mean, sponsorship is a necessary element of MLB and of course the Ricketts family are certainly […]

April 13, 2010  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: biz of baseball, observations, oddities, other Cubs sites, Ricketts family, the media  No Comments

Jim Hendry’s Christmas Wish List

A CubHub.net exclusive! We have intercepted Jim Hendry’s Christmas wish list! Yes, even the Cubs GM makes requests of Santa Claus and the Clark-Addison Cubs fan blog has obtained his 2009 Christmas wishes. Sources familiar with the matter indicate Mr. Hendry has petitioned Jolly Ol’ St. Nick to aid him in his turnaround of the […]

November 24, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: book, Jim Hendry, lineup, oddities  4 Comments

Carlos Zambrano announces his retirement

Chicago Cubs pitching ace Carlos Zambrano got his 100th career victory at Cincinnati on Friday. Everything about the game was quintessential Big Z. He was nearly unhittable, but walked 5 in 6 2/3 innings. He batted lefty against right handed Reds pitcher Micah Owings and couldn’t catch up to his fastball. So when he came to […]

June 6, 2009  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: controversy, game recap, oddities, players  No Comments

Not a good look for Cubs skipper Lou Piniella

Memo to Cubs manager Lou Piniella: Keep your hands out of your back pocket – not a good look for you. These photos were taken on the same day last week – you judge for yourself:    

May 1, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Lou Piniella, observations, oddities, photo of the day  No Comments

Zamboni Mishap at Wrigley Field

An Omen for the NHL Winter Classic? This is not the sort of thing that media king and Hawks president John McDonough wants to gain viral momentum on the Internet.  He would prefer all the buzz to be about the resurgent Blackhawks playing to a national audience at historic Wrigley Field.  But (knowing no one […]

December 19, 2008   Posted in: oddities, Wrigley Field  No Comments

Corey dating Dusty’s daughter?

Ok, now this is a weird one. We all know from his years at the helm of the Cubs that Dusty Baker like to have “his guys” around him. When he singed as manager of the Reds, suddenly former Cub players started appearing on his roster; Paul Bako, David Weathers, Kent Mercker, Jerry Hairston Jr, and Corey […]

September 26, 2008   Posted in: oddities, rivalries  No Comments